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the cynicism and show the american people we can still do big things." so he will make the case to congressional leaders that we must reject politics of least resistance and take on this critical challenge. joining us now is the senate's top republican, who will be a key participant at today's talks. senator mitch mcconnell. welcome back to "fox news sunday." >> glad to be here. >> bret: let's start with what happened and from your perspective, where do things stand now ahead of the meeting tonight at the white house? >> unfortunately, as the speaker said, the white house and congressional democrats are insisting on big tax increases as a condition to do anything on the spending side. bret, we believe the president is right back in december -- was right in december when he signed the two-year extension of the current tax rates that raising taxes in the middle of the economic situation we're in is a terrible idea. just look at the unemployment figures last friday. all the arguments the president used in december still work today there is an additional issue other than unemploymen
? >> the problem with a myny deal, we have a maxi problem. the big problems aren't going to go away if you cut a mini deal. all it does is delay the moment of truth. apt so i'd say better now than then. if we can't, then we'll take the savings we can get now and we will relitigate this as we get closer to the election. >> all right. in addition to dealing with the content of negotiating this deal, there is a p.r. battle involved here as well. senate majority leader harry reid has had a lot to say about what is standing in the way of getting something done. let's take a listen. >> the obstacle, and i want to be very clear, to finding common ground is republicans stubborn insistence on proit canning tax funding and give-aways to corporations and individualindividuals that don'd the give-aways. >> the president has also framed this choice. earlier in week as kids going to college, or tax breaks for corporate jets. i mean it's something they said with the miles per hour public is an easy choice -- said that american public, an easy choice for them. what is the plan for that bat? >> senator reid ha
manufacture debuted in 1993. >>> it pays big to be america's idol. forbes magazine just released the list of the top earning american idols. carrie underwood earned $20 million in the last year. chris daughtery and adam lambert made the list with $6 million each, and they didn't even win "american idol." fantasia and others round out the top five. as for the "american idol" host, ryan secrest, he pulled in $61 million doing a number of jobs just last year. >> not bad! >>> all right. the stunning new developments in the bryan stow investigation. the suspect is now getting his name cleared. we'll take you live to los angeles. what police are saying about accusing the wrong man in that brutal beating. >> san francisco police are looking for new evidence in a shooting that seriously injured an 11-year-old girl. coming up, what neighbors say they saw minutes before the shooting happened. >> plus, flames rip through a retirement home. the effort to make sure the fire stays under control. >>> new information continues to come in about the three people arrested in connection with the beating of g
for those of us dealing with the very hot weather. back to you. >> thanks. >>> the big dust storm that hit arizona this week is now making it difficult for some people to breathe. the storm swept through the phoenix area on tuesday, swallowing the city's skyline. since then are the air has remained hazeied and dusty. and right now doctors across the phoenix area say they are busy treating patients suffering from asthma and other breathing problems. common symptoms include wheezing and coughing. >> i would equate it to walking to a smoke-filled room, something like that. that kind of thing, where even people with normal lungs get a little irritated. but imagine somebody with some -- inflammation. >> doctors say the best advice for people in the phoenix area is just to stay inside, until the air clears up. >>> the death toll from the tornado in may, that ripped through joplin, missouri, is now at 159. the city's public information office recently released a statement saying a woman has died from her injuries. the announcement was the first in two weeks regarding any deaths related to the sto
on the tax code. he says we need to cut the tax breaks and deductions for wealthy americans and big corporations. >>> republican leaders continue to disagree with the president's stand on tax breaks. they say the government should focus on bigger spending cuts. >> our stands on the debt limit has been clear. there can be no tax hikes because tax hikes destroy jobs. we need real spending cuts. and real spending cuts that will exceed of the amount of increase in the debt limit. >> next week republicans say the house will vote on their bill. they call it cut cap and balance. they say it will balance the budget. it will also include a live in the debt ceiling. >>> good morning to you! waking up with gray skies out there. live look at the city and the bay bridge. even a little bit of drizzle around the bay area so if you're going to be outdoors early this morning, maybe a hat. temperatures this morning running a couple degrees warmer than yesterday. but with all that gray sky out there, and a little bit of a breeze, it's going to feel cool. mid-50s san francisco right now, 57 in oakland.
them to speak louder because we want help to change washington. we have a big direction where we are changing so it far and we need more help to go the other direction. this clearly shows why. because obama is still president. and he still wants tax increases, and he still wants to spend more. the speaker tried to lay out a framework that stuck to our principles, but would create jobs with new tax reform and would also lower the spending in washington. >> bret: this is what the "wall street journal" editorial page said saturday about house republicans. "a g.o.p. faction is fixated on a balanced budget amendment. after thursday's stall, the new boehner plan will only authorize the second tranche of debt if two-thirds pass it in the senate and send it to the states for ratification. this will not happen. republicans are not looking like adults to whom voters can entrust the deficit." how do you respond to that? >> why do you believe it could not happen? i believe in this country. i believe this country is worth fighting for. if 16 years ago if we had that one more vote, we wouldn't
on a big screen. san francisco's recreation and park department will set up a big screen in the civic center plaza for the quarterfinals and finals matches. >>> a warning this 4th of july holiday weekend, the area that travelers are being urge today avoid. >>> plus, the jury in the casey anthony murder trial could start deliberating in a matter of hours. we'll have a live report on what's happening right now in orlando, coming up in just four minutes. >>> first, here's a live look outside at the golden gate bridge, looking beautiful this morning. you're watching mornings on 2. go! go! completing an atm deposit in record time... that's a step forward. go! go! with deposit friendly atms, you can make ultra fast, secure deposits with no slips or envelopes. take a step forward and chase what matters. >>> good morning to you, a live look, san jose, mostly blue skies. relatively warm start to the day. 60s and 70s outside our doors this morning. >>> a stockton charity says it doesn't understand why someone would deliberately burn down its fireworks stand. the stand was closed, so fortunately
to the next big thing. let's shoot to send somebody to mars. >> till the u.s. does design and build a new vehicle the u.s. will pay russia to carry astronauts. nasa is in talks about using commercial rock toots play to the international space station. >>> coming up in 90 seconds. students are paying more money while administrators are making more money. >>> and first there was this youtube video, the moments after police shot and killed a parolee from seattle, now police have their own tape of what happened. her diary. when you're done, i'd love some feedback. sure. your mom and i read that thing cover-to-cover. loved it. thanks. would you mind if i cut the lawn this weekend? only if you let me talk to your mother on the phone for hours on end. done. [ male announcer ] u-verse brings peace to the family. at&t u-verse lets you record four shows at once from any room and play them back on any tv. get u-verse tv for only $29 a month for 6 months. in the network, everyone can get along. get u-verse tv for only $29 a month for 6 months. hey parents, it's going to be a see, i'm not just teachin
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